Lisa, I found the following info on Rootsweb search:
Land Record record for FORD Butler
Name: FORD Butler
Date: 01 03 1858
Document #: 13471
Serial #: AL4430__.272
Sale Type: CASH ENTRY SALE
Meridian or Watershed: ST STEPHENS
Parcel: Township 17N, Range 27E, Section 21
Also, the info on Ellisville, MS, exists in our family discussions. However, it has never been verified.
Mary Lucinda Smith was indeed my great great grandmother. One of the records has part of the family story. It is incomplete.